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System-theoretic process analysis for safety analysis of cooperative material handling machinery – Concept and initial experiences

Kivelä, Tommi; Furmans, Kai

Abstract (englisch):
In material handling and logistics, there’s a trend towards increasingly adaptable and flexible approaches on all system levels: from the supply chain and logistic network level down to the factory and warehouse floors. Recent examples of increasingly flexible material handling technologies on the floor level are autonomously navigating automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and plug-and-work material handling systems, the first allowing adaptable material flow systems with minimal fixed infrastructure, the latter allowing the user to easily re-configure steady conveyor systems on demand. In the field of safety engineering, there has recently beenresearch towards safety assurance of open adaptive systems (OAS) with frameworks such as runtime certification as potential enabler for these novel systems. In this work, we seek to combine recent concepts from the safety engineering community with traditional and advanced technologies from the area of material handling machinery to enable the next step in operational flexibility in this application area. We suggest potential application use cases which would be enabled by the use of dynamic safety contracts: safely cooperating material handling machinery. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.2478/9788395669606-015
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Fördertechnik und Logistiksysteme (IFL)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 02.2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISBN: 978-83-956696-0-6
KITopen-ID: 1000105782
Erschienen in Proceedings of the International Seminar on Safety and Security of Autonomous Vessels (ISSAV) and European STAMP Workshop and Conference (ESWC) 2019, Helsinki, 17 - 20 September 2019. Ed.: O. Alejandro Valdez Banda
Veranstaltung International Seminar on Safety and Security of Autonomous Vessels and European STAMP Workshop and Conference (ISSAV / ESWC 2019), Helsinki, Finnland, 17.09.2019 – 20.09.2019
Verlag Sciendo
Seiten 179–192
Schlagwörter STPA; Machinery safety; Material handling; Industry 4.0; Runtime certification
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